Chicken is the most widely-consumed meat on the planet. It is inexpensive, quick to cook and hugely versatile, and its mild flavour makes it a favourite with people of every age, making it a great choice for a family meal. Chicken is a great choice for dieters because it contains a lot of protein and very little fat - steamed or grilled chicken breast is one of the leanest and healthiest meats available. Not only that, but its mild flavour means it can be adapated to an infinite number of different ingredients, from the delicate tastes of Mediterranean foods, such as basil and olives, right through to the rich and heady spicy stews and curries of India. Think of chicken as a deliciously light and low-fat blank canvas to which you can add all your favourite flavours, and be inspired by the global influences of this recipe collection.